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Barbera, Salvatore A.; Berkshire, Steven David; Boronat, Consuelo B.; Kennedy, Michael H. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2020
A plethora of research spanning several decades has attempted to understand predictors of retention and graduation in undergraduate bachelor's degree programs. The topic is no less important today, as larger and larger swaths of the American population attend college each year. Studies have demonstrated that key demographic variables, indicators…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence, Bachelors Degrees, Readiness
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Mamiseishvili, Ketevan; Deggs, David M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
The study utilized the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/06) data set to examine persistence outcomes over a 3-year period across the national sample of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds at public 2-year institutions in the United States. More specifically, the purpose of our study was to investigate how…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Public Colleges, College Transfer Students, Academic Persistence
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Laanan, Frankie Santos; Starobin, Soko S.; Eggleston, Latrice E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
Community colleges play a critical role in the pathway to a baccalaureate degree for millions of students, especially among women and ethnic minorities. This study investigates the complexity of the transfer experience among students who began their postsecondary education at a 2-year college and transferred to a large 4-year university.…
Descriptors: Admissions Officers, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, School Holding Power
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Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Cabrera, Alberto; Prather, George – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
Using a newly developed software application entitled "The Community College Transfer Calculator"[C], this article both quantifies the effect of specific course-taking patterns and stresses the need for an easy to understand tool for community college academic advisors, faculty, and students. The "Calculator" calculates the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Course Selection (Students), College Transfer Students, Computer Software
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Townsend, Barbara K.; Wilson, Kristin B. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2009
This qualitative study sought to discern the applicability of Tinto's theory of the importance of academic and social integration to students' persistence by interviewing community college transfer students who had persisted for several semesters in a large, public, research extensive university. Twelve students who participated in a 2004 study…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Academic Persistence
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Austin, Sandra A. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2007
This qualitative report examines a successful public university program funded by the Avon Foundation to provide scholarship and support services to non-traditional female community college transfer students. Female commuter transfer students often manage multiple roles of parent, student, and employee while attending college. This article…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Females, Partnerships in Education, Universities